As AiA's 2011 official year comes to a close on January 17th 2012 I want to take a few minutes to recap the highlights and accomplishment of this past year.
Without all the fantastic help from AiA Member volunteers, the support of our community, the generous contributions of Merchants and our Sponsors, 2011 would not have been such a huge success.
Special thanks go to ALL the 2011 Event Chairs and their committees.
The VAST event, chaired by Cynthia Herron and Lorraine Dye
The World Beat Festival, chaired by Tricia Young. Tricia also donates the AiA double canopy setup for this event.
The Paint the Town event, chaired by Diane Trevett and Lori McLaughlin.
The Outside The Box, chaired by Diane Trevett.
The Something Red event, chaired by Marilyn Krug and supported by committee members Diane Trevett, Helen Wiens, Lori Pettenger and Joel Zak.
The 2011 Something Red event was a huge success and between Merchant and Sponsor support, the event brought in over $4,500 in fees and donations. The final numbers are still not in at this time but we are anticipating actually making a small profit from this event which will be a first!
Special thanks to Lorraine Dye for putting together and chairing two events at the Salem Heights Community Hall, Spring and Fall.
A huge thanks to Melody Fahey for continuing to chair AiA's only ongoing continuous art show at Spinnaker Place. 2011 was Melody's fifth year in making this happen and has rotated AiA artists through Spinnaker Place over 20 times!
Thanks to The Broadway Commons for providing AiA with a wonderful meeting space for our AiA Member Meetings at NO CHARGE for the entire year. And a special Thank You to Helen Wiens for making this happen.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention all the great support by the 2011 AiA Board, that without their help, time commitments and direction AiA would not exist.
Volunteerism makes AiA work and will continue to be the backbone of the organization.
Volunteerism is by definition is "the use or involvement of volunteer labor, such as community service and volunteering is generally consider an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve the human condition…"
Some "Technical" accomplishments in 2011
AiA Member Database
Online member registration and donation functions
Facebook and Twitter feeds
Thank you all, AiA Members!
2011 AiA President